How To Manage End-To-End Vehicle Test Process

Automotive vehicles, whether it is petrol, diesel, electric, CNG, or hybrid variant have to go through comprehensive test phases before homologation can be achieved. Vehicle testing is an exhaustive, time-consuming, and mandatory process, commencing at the blueprint level, continuing through the prototype to the production phases. It is after succeeding in end-to-end testing processes that a vehicle is ready to be mass-produced.
There are different kinds of testing that happen in an end-to-end testing process:

  • Performance Testing
  • Functional Testing
  • Crash Testing
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • NVH testing
  • And more..

Usually, the vehicle testing is done by a dedicated outsourced company or the by manufacturers themselves. Manually keeping a track of test schedules, correlating results, and updating testing progress is a daunting task. This is exacerbated with each team having their own workflows and reporting processes. The battery testing team might be using excel to manage their test plan and results, whereas the NVH testing team might be using a home-grown application to store test results.

To smoothen the processes; you need a centralized testing management platform that can streamline end-to-end testing processes while providing individual teams the flexibility of creating their own workflows and automate test results.

Following are the benefits that are realized from a test lifecycle management platform:

Maximize resource utilization:

Every workshop has different staff deployed for their assigned job roles. Most of the time, the test results they put are co-dependent. In a manual test management process, it is highly likely that labs and available resources are over-utilized or under-utilized due to lack of visibility. While a manual test process can become highly inefficient and lose valuable time, a test management platform can help you streamline and synchronize the vehicle testing labs, equipment, and the resources in a much better way.

So, the parameters and scenarios are too many.
How can vehicle testing teams harmonize the data and results across multiple co-dependent stages? In addition, using multiple data back and forth can create deadlock amidst teams, thereby hampering productivity.
Using a centralized online data on a platform will implement a comprehensive, auditable test process and collect all of your data in a single environment.

Generating insightful reports:

Reporting is one of the most crucial stages of vehicle testing for not only assessing the functioning of various stages of an automobile but also to demonstrate regulatory compliance.

Once the test is executed, it takes the engineer anywhere between a week or longer to prepare a report, depending on the kind of tests executed. One has to gather information scattered over multiple tools. Sometimes, critical information goes amiss, and then he/ she has to go manually compile the information into a report, contributing to delay and more efforts.

In a test lifecycle management platform, however, you have access to the real-time data, you can generate the reports on the go. So, the end-end testing process is a tedious task. You can only be sure of test results if you are ensured that every process was followed.

And only a test lifecycle management platform can ensure that! :

TITAN Test Lifecycle Management ensures your success by means of implementing a comprehensive, auditable test process and collects all of your data in a single environment.

With TITAN you can manage all your test articles in the Test Unit Management feature tool and enter all the specific details related to its configuration, build level, part numbers & serial numbers, modification & test history, firmware versions. Simultaneously you can look up your test facilities to see where open bandwidth exists that can afford you the ability to schedule in your test at the next opportunity. TITAN’s Test Planning feature tool allows you to easily track and manage all your many tests. And TITAN’s Reports feature tool you can create a custom dashboard to display the KPI’s that are important to you for tracking your test progress and tracking the issues discovered on the test.

To know more about TITAN and its features and how it can help you, schedule a demo today.

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